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The Syllable : Views and Facts - Harry van der Hulst

The Syllable

Views and Facts

By: Harry van der Hulst (Editor), Nancy A. Ritter (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 10th June 1999
ISBN: 9783110162745
Number Of Pages: 794
For Ages: 22+ years old

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This collection offers a fairly exhaustive presentation of current day approaches to the phonotactics or syllabic organization of words as well as a rich display of the syllabic organization of some 20 languages. with respect to the views we find adherents of onset-rhyme models, using the approach of government phonology or "X-bar" models, and mora models. All contributors adopt a constraint-based approach, either in the context of models that appeal to language-specific constraints ranking (such as in Optimality Theory) or models that use inviolable constraints, i.e. Firthian-declarative phonology and government-based analyses. Issues of syllabification, language games and phonetic implementation are also addressed. The facts of 20 languages - Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Irish, Gaelic, Vedic, Latin, Romansch, Spanish, Polish, Hungarian, Finnish, Luganda, Kihehe, Dschang, Koromfe, Hindi, Chinese,Arabic - are accessibly described and analyzed in terms of these approaches.

Introducing the volumep. 1
Theories of the syllablep. 13
Morpheme structure constraints and the phonotactics of Dutchp. 53
Syllables in Danishp. 69
The syllable in Hindip. 93
Head-Driven Phonologyp. 113
The syllable in German: Exploring an alternativep. 169
Consonant clusters and governing relations: Polish initial consonant sequencesp. 219
Hungarian syllable structure: Arguments for/against complex constituentsp. 249
The Latin syllablep. 285
Syllables in Western Koromfep. 311
The syllable in Luganda phonology and morphologyp. 349
Kihehe syllable structurep. 417
Dschang syllable structurep. 447
The syllable in Chinesep. 477
The syllable and syllabification in Modern Spoken Arabic (San[superscipt c]ani and Cairene)p. 501
The Romansch syllablep. 527
Syllables and phonotactics in Irishp. 551
A preliminary account of some aspects of Leurbost Gaelic syllable structurep. 577
Quantity in Norwegian syllable structurep. 631
A syllable-level feature in Finnishp. 651
Sievers' Law in Vedicp. 673
Index of authorsp. 753
Index of languagesp. 763
Index of subjectsp. 767
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ISBN: 9783110162745
ISBN-10: 3110162741
Series: Studies in Generative Grammar
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 794
Published: 10th June 1999
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 16.41  x 4.88
Weight (kg): 1.28